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. alex, what's been the overall reaction to the visit? all right. >> reporter: good morning, john, good morning, diana. there have been two very distinct reactions. on the israeli side for starters i don't think it could have gone any better. many israelis viewed obama with some suspicion, but he's really won them over with his actions in recent days and particularly his speech here in jerusalem yesterday. here you can see the front page of one of the main israeli daily newspapers that says -- [ speaking a foreign language ] -- "you are not alone," one of the lines from his speech yesterday, which he won widespread praise for, and i think it's safe to say that in the coming days, you'll see a public opinion spike among israelis in the coming days and weeks. now, on the palestinian side, it was the polar opposite, deep frustration, deep disappointment, anger over the fact that president obama didn't call for a halt to israeli settlements in the west bank, which palestinians see as the main obstacle of peace. they don't feel that he did anything to advance the cause of palestinian stateho
is leaving the country later this week to israel. it will be the first time, john and diana, that president obama and vice president biden will be out of the country at the same time. back to you. >> thank you, devin dwyer. in washington for us this morning. >>> tomorrow's installation mass begins at 4:30 eastern time. abc news will have live coverage on air and online. >>> two people are dead after their plane crashed into a south bend neighborhood. the jet was having mechanical problems. as it tried to land at a nearby airport. it hit two houses and then became stuck inside a third home. this woman heard the engine struggling. >> all of a sudden, sputtering or something. and then boom. nothing else. got real quiet. about 30 seconds later, i started hearing fire trucks. i said to my husband, i think a plane just crashed. >> the situation in the neighborhood especially dangerous because of the spilled jet fuel. and the structural damage to the homes. >>> now to the guilty verdicts in the rape case that divided an ohio town and drew attention from around the country. two high school football
people are making their way to work. be careful on the road ways. back to you, marci and john. >>> stay with us for "good morning america," live reports from the storm zeend the latest news coming up. >>> to the latest in the gun control debate. new york's billionaire mayor is launching a new ad campaign today urging background checks for gun purchase. michael bloomberg hoping to influence governors of key states. >> reporter: the gun control fight is heating up as major bloomberg spends $12 million of his own money to take on the nra. three months after the shooting at sandy hook elementary, congress is preparing to vote on sweeping gun control measures. both sides of the debate are bracing for a fight. >> we're trying to do everything in we can to impress upon the senators this is what the survivors want, what the public wants. >> it slows down the law-abiding and does nothing to anyone else. >> reporter: the bill includes background checks for all gun purchases. tougher penalties for gun trafficking, and more money for school safety. >> with rights come responsibilities. >> reporter:
is getting the worst of it, we are turn to jim dickey. >> good morning, john and diana. well, a wintry pest on tap for portions of the northeast. area of low pressure strengthening along the coast moving its way north and eastward dragging warmth with it. many spots along the coast and cities along i-95, boston, new york city, a mix to just plain rain as we head through the afternoon. as you track further inland heavy snow through the snow well in excess of a foot, vermont, new hampshire, central and western maine. john and diana, back to you. >> the "gma" team is spread out to cover the latest storm, complete coverage coming up at 7:00 a.m. ♪ >>> and our major story is the official installation of pope francis as the leader of the world's catholics. >> yeah, the pope is holding his inaugural mass this morning at the vatican receiving his papal vestments and fisherman's ring which is cast in gold for each pope who is a leader around the world they are there are for the historic event that involves six reigning monarch, 31 heads of state, princes, first ladies and vice president joe biden
with the latest on this one. good morning, devin. >> reporter: hey, good morning, john and diana. that's right. after that major meteor strike in russia last month, scientists want congress to take action so a similar disaster doesn't happen here. nasa chief charles bolden was on capitol hill yesterday. he said a small meteor that injured more than a thousand people in russia could have been detected, even deflected, if the right equipment was in place. he says the u.s. needs new outer space telescopes with infrared technology to track meteors because right now there's not much we can do. >> if you detected even a small one, like the one that they did in russia, headed for new york city in three weeks, what would we do? >> the answer to you is if it's coming in three weeks, pray. >> reporter: now, that meteor was only 55 feet long. experts say the chances of a major catastrophe from that is slim but are very real now. there are roughly 10,000 small meteors floating around within range of earth, all of those capable of destroying a major u.s. city. john and diana. >> whoa. scary stuff. all righ
. diana and john. >> all right, devin. thank you. heroes to all of us from washington. we appreciate it this morning. >>> and also in washington the house is expected to approve a huge budget today that will keep the government running for the next six months. the senate okayed the spending plan yesterday along party lines. it keeps intact those $85 billion worth of across-the-board cuts, and that means hundreds of thousands of government workers can expect to be furloughed. >>> that cyberattack that paralyzed big banks and tv stations in south korea was traced to a chinese internet address. an initial investigation links it to at least one of the companies shut down by the computer crashes. north korea still the prime suspect. experts say hackers often launch attacks in other countries to hide their identities. >>> and back here at home two people are dead following a day-long standoff in ft. wayne, indiana. it started when a man pulled a woman off of a city bus and then fatally shot her. he then headed to a nearby house where he held a 3-year-old boy hostage for several hours. even
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